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Old 03-16-12, 10:51 PM   #25
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Pretty much. Windows 8 is a silly UI, but chris pirillo is a little whiny b*tch 9/11 conspiracy theorist who sounds like he's crying all the time.
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Old 03-19-12, 09:32 AM   #26
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Anyway, I love his last question at the end. Windows 8 will be a great thing for OS X
i see that happening, is like MS is saying, hey we have to many users, lets piss off majority of them.
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Old 03-19-12, 10:23 AM   #27
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If you are a Facebook or Twitter *****, this is the OS for you. For anyone that wants to get work done, run, don't walk...
yap, fisher price OS build for all facebook idiots out there.
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Old 03-19-12, 11:05 AM   #28
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If you think back, every version of Windows since XP has allowed you to disable the new theme. With XP it was the Luna theme that you could disable and have it look like win2k or even Win95 if you wished. With Vista and 7 it is Aero you can disable to have it look like Win2k or even Win95 still if you wish.

I'm quite positive Metro will be the same. It might be Metro or the old school Win95/Win2k look but even if those are the only two options I'd still be pleased, so long as the option is there for the traditional desktop, taskbar, and start menu. Themes and such can be downloaded later. Heck, this could actually turn out to be very positive for MS- if all they incorporate is Metro or Win2k/Win95 themes, then third part developers can come up with "prettier" themes leaving MS to focus more on the functionality of the OS. I'm okay with that. I used to love messing with downloadable themes and shells for XP back in the day. Would be fun to start tinkering with that again.

Just so long as there is an option to disable metro and have a desktop, startmenu, and task bar I'll be happy.
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Old 03-19-12, 11:26 AM   #29
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If you think back, every version of Windows since XP has allowed you to disable the new theme. With XP it was the Luna theme that you could disable and have it look like win2k or even Win95 if you wished. With Vista and 7 it is Aero you can disable to have it look like Win2k or even Win95 still if you wish.

I'm quite positive Metro will be the same. It might be Metro or the old school Win95/Win2k look but even if those are the only two options I'd still be pleased, so long as the option is there for the traditional desktop, taskbar, and start menu. Themes and such can be downloaded later. Heck, this could actually turn out to be very positive for MS- if all they incorporate is Metro or Win2k/Win95 themes, then third part developers can come up with "prettier" themes leaving MS to focus more on the functionality of the OS. I'm okay with that. I used to love messing with downloadable themes and shells for XP back in the day. Would be fun to start tinkering with that again.

Just so long as there is an option to disable metro and have a desktop, startmenu, and task bar I'll be happy.
Well, Metro is the new start menu, per se.

8 can currently be hacked to bring back Win 7's version, but I wouldn't count on MS giving users the option out of the box.

I'd be happy to be wrong though.
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i'm not sure about that, MS did state in few interviews that they don't want an option to disable it, becasue they want force developers to start writing for metro.
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Old 03-19-12, 11:33 AM   #31
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Meh, if MS is really abandoning the Start Menu then they're also abandoning a great portion of their user base.

I wonder how many of my Steam games now work on MacOS.
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Meh, if MS is really abandoning the Start Menu then they're also abandoning a great portion of their user base.

I wonder how many of my Steam games now work on MacOS.
I wouldn't be surprised to see a "fix" after their release sales of 8 units gets their attention.
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MS is just plain stupid with Metro. Phone interface just doesn't belong on desktop, even on laptop.

Touch based monitor on desktop is just insane, most people working on PC, will sit as far as possible from the monitor. not in arms reach.
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Old 03-19-12, 05:59 PM   #34
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Meh, if MS is really abandoning the Start Menu then they're also abandoning a great portion of their user base.
It's not just the Start menu, it's the entire operating system.
Metro is Windows 8 and the future of Windows, and it's not going anywhere.
Anyone who simply cannot accept Metro will either have to stay with Windows 7 forever or abandon Windows completely.
Sure, there might be Start menu replacements, but Metro will remain.
Look at Office 15, it's Metro. Google is making a Metro browser. Windows 8 server? Metro.
The writing is on the wall.
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Metro is great news for Apple then.

new apple adds, hate the new windows? buy apple osx, our os is more normal (now).

market share will shift.
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then MS will soon turn from major company to little firm that in 5-10 years from now no one will give a **** about.
Who's going to pick up the slack then?
Software developers have an enormous investment in applications which run on Windows, what would be the incentive to ditch Windows and re-write applications for another operating system?
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